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FAQ

How much practice time is required?

A minimum of three hours per day, seven days a week.

Is Music Theory a part of the curriculum?

Yes, Music Theory and Ear Training is required during your tenure here at Duke Ellington. For those students who are more advanced, we offer Jazz Theory, AP Theory, and Music Composition.

What instruments are taught?

Clarinet, Oboe/English horn, Flute, Bassoon, Saxophone, Trumpet, French horn, Trombone, Euphonium, Tuba, Percussion, Drum Set, Guitar, Electric bass, Violin, Viola, Cello, String Bass, Piano, Harp, and Pipe Organ.

What style of music will I learn?

The main focus is classical repertoire, which is the foundation of all styles of music. In addition to classical music, the curriculum offers a complete Jazz studies program and commercial music development.